October 23rd World Edible Insects Day

Who’s ready to try some salad topped with cockroaches, sauteed grub worms, or maybe some delicious crunchy fried crickets? Today is World Edible Insects Day. 

Did you know about 80% of the world’s population eats insects as a regular part of the diet? Even though most Americans don’t purposely include insects in their diet, it is believed we ingest about 2 lbs a year in bug parts. Most of this is mixed in your actual food purchased at the grocery store. The FDA allows so many insect parts per million in your food. This adds up over the course of a year. 

If eating bugs and insects doesn’t creep you out you could try some farm-raised crickets from a South Carolina based company at this link. http://jiminyco.weebly.com/